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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 642 export by value totaled $8.41 million for the month of December, $159.95 million through December of 2018, and $114.53 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$86.75 M
2Costa Rica$16.64 M
3Mexico$13.31 M
4Dominican Republic$8.43 M
5Chile$4.12 M
6The Netherlands$2.8 M
7Singapore$2.41 M
8Egypt$2.18 M
9Bahamas$2.03 M
10Honduras$2.01 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $159.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $68,050,350
2Port of New Orleans $34,261,886
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $8,603,735
4Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $7,095,004
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $6,308,886
6Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $5,100,000
7Port of Los Angeles $4,830,893
8Port of Houston $4,430,149
9Port Everglades, Fla. $3,480,275
10Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $3,130,336

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 39.66 percent through December to $159.95 million

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands increased 39.66 percent from $114.53 million to $159.95 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 642 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 700 for the last full year with a total value of $114.53 million, a $26.79 million, 30.54 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $86,749,617
2Costa Rica $16,641,426
3Mexico $13,307,806
4Dominican Republic $8,425,176
5Chile $4,121,090
6The Netherlands $2,795,626
7Singapore $2,411,260
8Egypt $2,176,053
9Bahamas $2,032,757
10Honduras $2,008,068

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $16,035,052
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $6,590,054
3MOBILE, AL $4,000,000
4LOS ANGELES, CA $2,956,932
5MIAMI, FL $2,775,436
6HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $2,476,070
7SAN FRANCISCO, CA $2,197,372
8GREAT FALLS, MT $1,642,696
9CHARLESTON, SC $422,928
10LAREDO, TX $404,280

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 47.73 percent compared to last year to $68.05 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 745.97 percent compared to last year to $34.26 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 196.42 percent compared to last year to $8.6 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 9.03 percent compared to last year to $7.1 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 24.57 percent compared to last year to $6.31 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $22.2 million, 34.39 percent, (54.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Costa Rica increased $14.19 million, 579.24 percent, (10.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $5.53 million, 71.15 percent, (8.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $3.72 million, 79.14 percent, (5.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile increased $3.53 million, 600.95 percent, (2.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.8 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $129.25 million of the $159.95 million total.

All totaled, 77.73 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $124.32 million of the $159.95 million total